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This Interactive Map Of Music Genres Will Take Up The Rest Of Your Day

A Belgian architect has created a map that could be the Internet’s next great music source.<p>The word ‘map’ doesn’t quite do Musicmap justice. If it were merely a map, that would just be a chance to jokingly present Dubstep as the Port Moseby, Papua New Guinea of the music world. Instead, the new …

The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Once upon a time, one of hip-hop’s most outside-the-box creatives dreamt up an idea to elevate rap appreciation by creating a hip-hop Ark of the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Here's how much private debt countries have racked up since the financial crisis

Citi Research's latest global economic outlook is out, and it's crammed full of interesting data and charts on the state of the world. One of those charts shows how much private debt countries have accumulated since 2008.<p>Some countries have deleveraged — reduced their debt levels — though not very …

11 ways to speed up your Mac

New MacBooks are very tempting, but upgrading a machine that can easily be salvaged makes no sense.<p>Here are some simple, free ways to speed up your Mac.

App Store

The States With The Most Gun Laws See The Fewest Gun-Related Deaths

But there’s still little appetite to talk about more restrictions.

Contact lens makers take fight over price law to court

DENVER (AP) — Contact lens makers struggled Thursday to defend their pricing policies in a federal appeals case that could have wide-ranging effects …

The Success of Deez Nuts Shows Why You Shouldn’t Trust Election Polls

As if the list of viable US presidential candidates wasn’t long enough already — now you can add Deez Nuts to it. Yes, that is the name of a …

Freedom, Prescription Drugs and Social Irrationality

Since the late 18th-century, individual freedom has ranked among the highest of our social values. Although it is strongly asserted in the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- the founding documents of our republic - John Stuart Mill gave it its clearest expression: "That the only purpose …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

Bill Gates

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

5 Reasons Millennials Don't Trust Financial Planners

Most financial planners have no interest in working with millennial clients, according to a recent survey by a consulting firm called Corporate Insight. In fact, the survey of 500 advisors found just 30 percent are attempting to gain clients under age 40.<p>The reason: millennials, for the most part, …

The rise of humblebragging, the best way to make people not like you

By Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Roberto A. Ferdman<p>Bio<p>At some point, likely somewhere along Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram's rise to social prominence, an annoying thing started to happen. In place of honest, straight-forward boasting ("I won this award!") and seemingly-earnest displays of humility ("I'm so …

Harvard Business School

Airbnb brings sharing economy under the microscope

The sharing economy is hitting a few roadblocks.<p>The latest example: Airbnb and San Francisco. Last October, the city became one of the first in the world to legalize short-term rentals, the kind Airbnb promotes on its site.<p>It took two years for San Francisco to achieve that milestone, as …

Solitary Confinement: 'One of the Most Barbaric, Inhumane Aspects of Our Society'

Shaka Senghor, who spent 19 years in prison for second-degree murder, reflects on what he regards as the basic illogic of how U.S. prisons treat inmates.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Shaka Senghor spent 19 years in prison, including four-and-a-half years in solitary confinement, where he was on lockdown in his cell …

Mental Disorders

Proposed House bill slashes education funding

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Marijuana is medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association concludes

Marijuana is one hundred percent a form of medicine, researchers conclude in a bombshell series of reports released today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.<p>Cannabis — which has been used medicinally for thousands of years — reduces nausea, and vomiting, and pain, as well as …

University campaigners hail Columbia's vote to divest from prisons

Activists at a growing number of elite US universities hope their institutions will follow the lead of the Ivy League’s Columbia University by divesting from the private-sector prison industry and enshrining policies to avoid buying into the business in future.<p>Campaigners at Columbia, in New York, …

Wal-Mart, American bellwether, and the Confederate flag

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>First came the announcement that Wal-Mart would be raising wages for half a million employees to several dollars above the federally mandated minimum. Then the company issued a curt condemnation of its home state’s religious …

Confederate Flag

So my mom walked past a suspension yoga class

6 Fear-Driven Money Moves That Sabotage Your Net Worth

<i>This post originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>An unpredictable job market. Your city’s soaring cost of living. The hefty price of college tuition you’ll have to cough up someday for your kids.<p>Sometimes, it can feel like your ability to earn and save money for the future is largely dictated by forces …

Japan’s rural schools run out of students

Urban migration, dwindling birthrates and an ageing society are combining to present Japanese education authorities with a big problem<p>In Aone’s historic wooden schoolhouse, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks …

Middle School

Google's self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents, but none were the car's fault

Shortly after the release of an AP report asserting that Google's self-driving cars have been involved in four accidents since last September, the company published a post on <i>Backchannel</i> today — the Medium-based publication from former <i>Wired</i> writer Steven Levy — to dive into more detail on all the …

On eBay: A 1989 Nissan that Pegs the Weirdness Meter

These days it seems that the further something is from the norm, the cooler it is, and this 1989 Nissan Pao—for sale on eBay right now—is far, far outside the mainstream.<p>Let’s take a look at why this might just be the ultimate counterculture ride: As everyone knows, desirability is inversely …

Chicago agrees to pay $5.5m to victims of police torture in 1970s and 80s

Historic deal will see reparations paid to those tortured by police commander Jon Burge, who ran a group of rogue detectives know as the Midnight Crew<p>Chicago approved an unprecedented deal on Wednesday to compensate victims tortured in police custody in the 1970s and 80s under the regime of a …

Clinton's call for easing harsh sentencing laws is echoed by Republican rivals

Hillary Rodham Clinton might have preferred to use her first big policy announcement to discuss confronting stagnant middle-class wages, or runaway higher-education costs, or even big money in politics. Instead, she found herself Wednesday talking about body cameras on cops and lengthy prison terms.<p>…